Monday, March 1, 2021

CKTransit limiting number of riders, operating for ‘essential travel only’

CKTransit is reminding ridership that public transit remains in operation for essential travel only, Municipal officials stated.

Essential travel means riders requiring transit service to get to and from work, or to secure essential goods and services.

The following service changes come into effect Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

– Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4 will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, every 30 minutes.

– Route 5 will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, every 60 minutes.

– Chatham and Wallaceburg Accessible will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Sunday service remains suspended.

– The 6:45 p.m. departure for Inter-Urban Routes A, C, and D remains suspended. All other Inter-Urban route departure times from the Chatham Terminal are operating.

– CKTransit On-Request evening service remains suspended.

“Changes are in effect until further notice, Municipal officials say.

“Bus operators will be enforcing social distancing measures by limiting capacity to no more than six riders at a time. Do not make trips into the community unless it is essential. If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, stay home.”

Future notices will be issued through the media,, at the Downtown Chatham Terminal, and on transit vehicles.

“Up-to-date information may not be available at every shelter,” Municipal officials say.

“We appreciate the understanding of our riders during this difficult time.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Details, here.

For a list of local cancellations, postponement and further updates, click here.

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